If you have a really bad year at work, you may think you need to start looking for a new job.  But the paradox is that if you are coming off of an extended bad period, you don’t have the resume fodder or self-confidence to land yourself a new position.

If times are great at work, you have the employment capital, but not the desire to leave.

In a recent webinar, author Tory Johnson recommended that you “abandon the search for the job fairy”, and realize that it is you who create your own destiny.  It sounds to me like the best thing to do is strive everyday to be amazing at the job you have.

— beth triplett

About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

I'm the chief connector at leadership dots where I serve as "the string" for individuals and organizations. Like stringing pearls together to make a necklace, "being the string" is an intentional way of thinking and behaving – making linkages between things that otherwise appear random or unconnected – whether that be supervising a staff, completing a dissertation or advancing a project in the workplace. I share daily leadership dots on my blog to provide examples of “the string” in action. I use the string philosophy through coaching, consulting and teaching to help others build capacity in themselves and their organizations. I craft analogies and metaphors that help people comprehend complex topics and understand their role in the system. My favorite work involves helping those new to supervision or newly promoted supervisors build confidence and learn the skills necessary to effectively lead their team.

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